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Harold Ford Jr., ex-congressman and frequent MSNBC visitor, fired by investment bank for sex misconduct

Former Democratic congressman and MSNBC mainstay Harold Ford Jr. used to be fired on Thursday by Morgan Stanley after he used to be accused of “harassment, intimidation, and forcibly” grabbing a girl a number of years in the past, in line with HuffPost.

The accuser used to be “not a Morgan Stanley employee but interacted with Ford in a professional capacity,” in line with the file. The investment bank introduced a human sources investigation after the lady accused Ford Jr. of harassment and the effects ended in his dismissal.

“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley advised HuffPost 

The file contains main points of an e-mail the lady despatched to the previous Tennessee flesh presser, asking him to stop touch on account of the harassment. Ford reportedly spoke back to the e-mail and necessarily admitted guilt by apologizing for the incident.

“HuffPost is not identifying the woman at her request but has reviewed emails that confirm her interactions with Ford and spoke to two people whom the woman confided in about the incident,” the file said. “One woman heard from Ford’s accuser the night of the incident and described her as ‘distraught, shocked, and frightened,’ and said that she was concerned about any career ramifications should she report the incident.”

Ford ceaselessly seems on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the place now-disgraced political reporter Mark Halperin used to be additionally a frequent visitor. The community parted techniques with Halperin in October after he used to be accused of sexually harassing feminine colleagues.

Executive producers (from L to R) Mark Halperin, John Heilmann and Mark McKinnon of the Showtime program "The Circus" speak at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, January 12, 2016.

Ford left Congress in 2007 and has been a managing director at Morgan Stanley since 2011. He comes from a outstanding political circle of relatives, as his father, Harold Ford Sr., served 22 years within the House of Representatives. Ford Jr. changed his father upon retirement and saved the seat for 10 years.

Ford made an unsuccessful bid for a Senate seat in 2006 however used to be defeated by Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

MSNBC didn’t reply to request for remark. 

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

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